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WHA - Wright Heerema Architects a leader in innovative workplace design.  We are an established, award-winning, mid-sized firm based in Chicago.  We are large enough to work on major projects but, small enough to maintain a small firm culture that is nimble, responsive, and fun.  WHA creates exceptional experience through client-focused design.  


Wright Heerema Architects is seeking an Architect to join our team of designers and assist in the development of architecture solutions for our clients.  Candidates for this position must have experience in the design of office buildings.  The candidate’s experience should include new base-building, core & shell construction, and renovations. The tasks will include:
  • Assist in Schematic Design and Design Development.
  • Create and oversee the development of Construction Documents.
  • Conduct code reviews.
  • Review drawings for quality control.
  • Research materials and ensure details support the design intent.
  • Prepare and issue documents for bidding, permit, and construction.
  • Participate in Construction Administration activities.
  • Coordinate with client, project team, and consultants.
  • Provide exceptional, proactive, friendly client service.
  • Inspire, teach, lead-by-example and mentor architectural design staff.


  • Positive, out-going, energetic and fun team player.
  • Genuine curiosity and passion for developing design and technical solutions to support our client projects.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in commercial office design preferred.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of standard construction methods.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university required.
  • Architecture License preferred.
  • Proficiency in both Revit and AutoCAD is highly desired.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  • Passion for providing client-centered design, excellent client service and responsiveness.
  • Working knowledge of Chicago Building Codes preferred.
  • Collaborative professional.
  • Experience working in concert with interior designers preferred.

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